July 14, 2010

WPS Midweek Notes - July 14

Masar Wins WPS Player of the Week

Ella Masar was honored as WPS Player of the Week. Masar scored the tying goal against the Atlanta Beat on Wednesday and scored the winning goal against Sky Blue on Saturday night. They were her 3rd and 4th goals of the season. After not scoring in her first 26 WPS matches, she has now scored four goals in her last four.

Masar's goals enabled Chicago to climb into a 4th place tie with the Washington Freedom. Masar, a University of Illinois alum, was drafted by Chicago in October of 2008.

Around the League

Atlanta Beat - Johanna Rasmussen scored her 2nd goal of the season on Sunday, tying her with Tina Ellertson for the team lead.....After shutting out their first two opponents in June, the Beat have given up 10 goals in their last four games.

Boston Breakers - Rookie Jordan Angeli scored her 2nd goal against Atlanta last weekend.....The Breakers have won their last two games coming from behind, the first two games they have ever won where their opponent scored first.

Chicago Red Stars - Both Jill Loyden and Kate Markgraf missed their first action of the year while on national team duty, leaving Marian Dalmy as the only Red Star to have played every minute this season.....In their history, the Red Stars have only lost one game in which they have scored, owning a 9-1-6 record in games where they put at least one in the net.

FC Gold Pride - Marta has now scored 20 WPS career goals. The next closest is Abby Wambach with 13.....Gold Pride continues to be dominant at home, going 6-1-3 in their last ten home matches.

Philadelphia Independence - Amy Rodriguez now has seven goals this season. Only three players have ever scored more in one WPS season, Marta, Abby Wambach, and Camille Abily.....Philadelphia has increased its consecutive game scoring streak to 12 matches.

Sky Blue FC - Rookie Brittany Taylor is now the only Sky Blue player to have played every minute this season.....Sky Blue was shut out in consecutive games for the first time this year against Washington and Chicago last week.

Washington Freedom - Two players, Abby Wambach and Sonia Bompastor, have 11 of the Freedom's 14 assists this season.....Washington is on a six game winless streak, going 0-2-4 over that time.